Berlin Art Week

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Staff from PhotoUCLan engaged with the range of curated shows and commercial galleries.

http://www.berlinartweek.de/de/programm/berlin-art-week.html

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Ilit Azoulay

Shifting Degrees of Certainty

http://www.kw-berlin.de/de/exhibitions/shifting_degrees_of_certainty_433

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Kate Cooper

Rigged

http://www.kw-berlin.de/en/exhibitions/rigged_schering_stiftung_art_award_431

 

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Berlin Stories: Day 6

The final day seen the students and staff gain access to C/O Berlin, the most established gallery in Berlin dedicated to Photography. Co-Curator and project manager, Ann-Christin Bertrand, met the students and took them on a guided tour of the currently un-furbished new gallery space. Having moved from the former imperial Postfuhramt in Berlin-Mitte, C/O Berlin relocated into an old American cultural centre building -Amerkia Haus- built just after the second world war. This unique opportunity to catch a glimpse inside the walls of a gallery space prior to is refurbishment is one that the general vistor to Berlin would never get to see.

The attitude and willingness to engage with the students of Ann-Christin Bertrand capped off a truly memorable and productive trip to the ever fascinating German Capital.

Many thanks to all the students and staff involved for making it such a sucessful week.

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Berlin Stories: Day 5

Situated just off the banks of River Spree, Potsdamer Platz is host to a number of fantastic art galleries. The Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie is one such gallery, positioned inside a building which could be easily overlooked as it is also a residential housing block. Currently on show is the mind-boggling video work of Ed Atkins. His two piece video installation is a surreal trip inside the mind of Atkins, a trip that has to be seen to be fully appreciated.

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Just a few minutes walk from the Isabella Bortolozzi is the vast and beautiful, Blain|Southern Galerie  on display was group of video works by Douglas Gordon. Both the work and this incredible gallery space instantly reaffirm what an amazing cultural hub Berlin really is.

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Berlin Stories: Day 4

Berlin has one of the worlds most renowned contemporary art scenes, visiting the many art spaces is a fundamental aspect of experiencing the city.  Day four included trips to a number of established Museums and some smaller independently run galleries.  The particularly interesting element of these two examples is the varied display method used to present the work.

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Berlin Stories: Expedition to Szczecin

On Saturday Adam and Bart travelled outside of Berlin to visit Szczecin, in Poland, Bart’s home town. The purpose was recreational but whilst there we also explored key areas of the city. Parallels between this place and Berlin were particularly obvious in architecture and the city’s layout. Which is explained by Germany’s control of Szczecin between 1870 and 1945. The experience of Polish culture, in a place comparably and strongly tied with Germany, has provided depth and knowledge to our time spent in Berlin.

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